If you have strong opinions about the death penalty, prison overcrowding, or criminals’ rights, you may want to consider majoring in corrections. You’ll examine such questions as: How can prison costs be kept down while maintaining decent living conditions for inmates? What can be done to help parolees who are returning to life outside prison?

While becoming a corrections officer is a popular career path, corrections majors can also choose to specialize in counseling, management, and more.